By Krista Weger for Mantality.co.za
The Easy: Fresh from the Grocery Store Watermelon
I know what you’re thinking. Melons? Other than those of the, ahem, female variety, what’s a watermelon going to do for my health? Well, fellahs, studies have it that watermelons can help you out in the sack when you do get a hold of the womanly kind. Apparently, this juicy red fruit contains an element called citrulline, which is converted to arginine when it interacts with the enzymes in your digestive tract. And arginine, which boosts levels of nitric oxide in the blood that in turn improves your circulation, basically delivers the same effects that Viagra does in treating erectile dysfunction. The study, by Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in College Station, even suggests that citrulline may prevent ED as you age. So you might want to get a head start and stock up on nature’s Viagra now.
The Essentials: Vitamins
Sometimes we get busy, and when we get busy, we sometimes wage a shock and awe campaign on our bodies with a nutritional assault consisting of grease, meat, and cheese. That’s why it’s important to take a multivitamin on a regular basis. A good multivitamin can even out the ups and downs of an irregular diet and provide you with the essentials you need when you might not be getting them. ON Opti-Men’s Enzy-Blend is a great choice for remedying those diet inconsistencies because it contains 4 enzymes that enhance the absorption of nutrients.
The Extras: For when you need a little kick-start
If you’ve hit a muscle-building plateau, there are a few things you can do. Try changing up your exercise regime, or increase the weights you’re lifting. You can also follow a strict diet that focuses on protein and amino-acids. But sometimes, when it seems like nothing is working, you might want to try out a bulking agent to boost your mass-building efforts. BSN’s VOLUMAIZE® is a great choice in the hypertrophic (muscle growth for all us non-geeks) supplement category because it’s designed to enhance all levels of performance whether you’re an amateur or more advanced athlete. Though a little pricey, it’s worth it if you’re really blocked at a growth plateau. Simply mix 2 scoops with water and drink before and during your workout on training days,